Here’s a healthy, weight loss recipe, turkey and vegetable stuffing that tastes like stuffing, without any bread!
What do you do if you are cutting back on white processed foods, like flour and processed sugar, and you still want to cook a turkey dinner? I’ve tried. It’s just not the same without the bread or cornbread stuffing, until now. I recommend an organic, free range turkey and organic vegetables. Throw away the high cholesterol turkey organ meats.
Saute a large onion, two stalks of celery, 4 large or 6 small carrots, and one large parsnip in 2 tablespoons of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter,” or “Earth Balance” butter substitute, and add more if vegetables stick. Season with 1 tsp black pepper and 1 tsp salt, and 2 tsp poultry seasoning. I used herbs from our herb garden: 4 large leaves of sage, 4 tall stems of creeping thyme, and a couple Rosemary leaves. Fresh herbs are very fragrant and I think, smell and taste better, but dried herbs will also do. This tastes amazing like the flavor of stuffing, without the bread.Cut a large onion in quarters and place in the large cavity of the turkey. Add a large spring of sage, several springs of thyme and rosemary in the cavity.
Spread “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” on the outside of the turkey, and under the skin if you can. Season the outside of the turkey with pepper and salt. I also used fresh cut up herbs of sage, thyme and rosemary on top of the outside of the turkey.
This is my own recipe, which I found to be surprisingly good as a substitute for those of us trying to make stuffing without bread and fatty meats. Obviously if you are a vegetarian or vegan, do not use the turkey. The stuffing is still a nice alternative to bread stuffing. Enjoy!